Kawasaki Stadium

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Kawasaki Stadium
Kawasaki fujimi1.JPG
Location Kawasaki, Japan
Owner Kawasaki City
Capacity 30,000 (1952–2003)
2,700 (current)
Surface FieldTurf
Construction
Opened 1952
Renovated 2004
Tenants
Taiyo Whales (1955–1977)
Lotte Orions (1978–1991)

Kawasaki Stadium (川崎球場, Kawasaki Kyūjō?) was a stadium in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. The stadium was opened in 1952 and had a capacity of 30,000 people.

It was primarily used for baseball and was home of the Taiyo Whales until they moved to Yokohama in 1977 and became the Yokohama Taiyo Whales. It was also home to the Takahashi Unions from 1954 to 1956, before they became the Daiei Unions, and the Lotte Orions before they moved to Chiba in 1992 and became the Chiba Lotte Marines.

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Preceded by
First stadium
Home of the
Takahashi Unions

1954 – 1956
Succeeded by
Final stadium
Preceded by
Osaka Stadium
Home of the
Taiyo Whales

1955 – 1977
Succeeded by
Yokohama Stadium
Preceded by
Miyagi Baseball Stadium
Home of the
Lotte Orions

1978 – 1991
Succeeded by
Chiba Marine Stadium

Coordinates: 35°31′37.50″N 139°42′35″E / 35.5270833°N 139.70972°E / 35.5270833; 139.70972